Yes, there's been knitting! Like I said last time, I've been swatching. Nothing specific, I just wanted to try some of the stitch patterns form the new book. And somehow I've felt like doing just short little projects lately, nothing big and intensive. And by small I mean... well, small.
Don't ask me why, I don't know. This little tiny sock is obviously more decorational than functional, and I just felt like making one. That's all. The other small projects are a little bigger:
This is a cabled rib that I found particularly pretty. I think it would add a lot of interest to a basic ribbed sweater. I have no further plans for it, though, I just like it.
The same thing stretched out:
Here's another little square that I just felt like knitting:
A cotton wash cloth. I've never really used them, and wanted to find out what the fuss is all about. Now I can. ;)
I also got the Trekking socks done:
I almost feel bad about the hot weather now (almost), because I can't even think about wearing any of my hand knitted socks. Today the temperature was 33 C (90 F), and there was no way I was going to wear any kind of socks. Thankfully it was Sunday and our schedule consisted of gardening and grilling.
I was playing around with PhotoImpact a little:
I like PhotoImpact better than PhotoShop. I think PhotoShop is unnecessarily difficult for an amateur to use, it's insanely expensive, and PhotoImpact can do just about everything I would do in PhotoShop, anyway. And I'm not talking about professional use here, just me and my amateur photo editing needs. ;)
The next sock project is using the newly dyed yarn, colorway Pomegranate and a little bit of leftover blue from about a year ago:
I'm just having fun with the colors, and making the pattern up as I go. We'll see how it turns out.